Does anyone know why Holm/Pennington is the co-main?

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  1. BooBoyMan Black Belt

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    It makes absolutely no sense to me. Holm is 2-3 in her last 5 and Pennington is 3-2 in her last 5, with her last win being split decision. This isn't even a #1 contender fight.

    On the UFC 246 Countdown, they are promoting Ferreira/Pettis like it's the co-main, and barely mentioned Holm/Pennington.



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    The UFC also did this for UFC Norfolk, where they put Felicia Spencer against Zarah Fairn dos Santos (who is 0-1 in the UFC LOL) as co-main, and there are much better fights on that card.

    I'm no WMMA hater, but the UFC seem to be intentionally making their cards look worse for reasons I can't understand.
     
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  2. TR1 Red Belt

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    I don't feel THAT strongly about it, but unless it is Nunes or Val, I just alt-tab when WMMA is on these days.

    Taking athletes from such a thin talent pool like WMMA and having them between the real fighters is never going to work out well.

    Holm in general gets her rear licked 100% due to the Ronda fight.
     
  3. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    The main event isn't much better.
     
  4. Doughie99 Face-paint Belt

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    I think it's something to do with the amount of influence ESPN has. I think they have more input than we think on the bout order etc.
     
  5. Hellowhosthat Silver Belt

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    Holly is always the last fight before title fights. The last time she wasn't was about 5 years ago.
     
  6. BooBoyMan Black Belt

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    Holm/Anderson wasn't co-main, and that was her 2nd last fight lol.
     
  7. Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    You're still gonna watch so why are you whining?
     
  8. Hellowhosthat Silver Belt

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    It was the last fight before the title fights, though.
     
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    I'm not whining dumbass, I'm genuinely curious as to why they put it as co-main. It doesn't really matter to me in what order I watch the fights, as long as the fights are good.
     
  11. Doctor Lenovo Banned Banned

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    Holly Holm has like 2M social media followers. Relatively speaking, she is a HUGE UFC MMA star.
     
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    Even though it's one of the least appealing fights on the card, the UFC has invested in Holly. She's had 10 UFC fights. She headlined 5 UFC events- 3 of which were PPV. She also co-headlined 3 others- 2 of which were PPVs. She's been on a lot of posters.

    I think Pettis/CDF is the people's co-main.
     
  13. nostradumbass Steel Belt

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    Because it's a really weak card. Both guys in the main event lost their last fight, Pettis lost his last fight and has lost 7 of his last 11 and Ferreira isn't even ranked. As sad is this is, Holm/Pennington is the highest ranked fight on the card.

    If Cowboy and Holm win, that will make 5/6 of the people in the top 3 fights on this card under .500 over the last several years.
     
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  14. CieloLuce my casual belt is fine.

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    I was perplexed by it too.
    The match up feels like two old veterans are throwing down for nothing.
     
  15. BooBoyMan Black Belt

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    I can understand that, but that also seems pretty contradictory when they promote Ferreira/Pettis like it's the co-main and gloss over Holm/Pennington.
     
  16. Mmmmmmma1234 Red Belt

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    Both cards are thin af.
    Holm and Pennington are top 5 contenders. There isn't any fight close to this rankings wise here.

    Norfolk really sucks, the main even would be on fight pass if they hadn't stripped Henry. Spencer was just a ppv comain, which match do you like there instead?
     
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    Very recognizable name

    casuals don’t know her record they just know who she is and I guess thats what matters here
     
  18. Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    Your OP reads like a whiner
     
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  20. BooBoyMan Black Belt

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    That's technically true, but if Ferreira wins against Pettis like I think he will, he would become very relevant in LW which is a MUCH more stacked division than Women's BTW.
    I would argue it's more important than Holm/Pennington.

    As for UFC Norfolk, while it is a thin card, there are multiple other fights that would be better as co-main. Spencer is 1-1 in the UFC and Zarah is fucking 0-1. That's a joke.

    Cutelaba/Ankalaev is an obvious replacement, Spivak/Tybura, Brady/Naurdiev... If you want to argue that Spencer/Zarah is the most important rankings-wise, Megan Anderson vs. Norma Dumont Viana would still be a better choice.
     

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